This is an ongoing scheme that supports the cafe as well as helping others in our community. We operate a very successful Pay it Forward scheme whereby anyone can donate any amount – a lump sum, the equivalent of an entry fee or a cuppa and cake deal etc. WE then make a note of the funds available and use it to support families who are struggling financially. 

We LOVE this scheme because it allows us to:

  • generate income to support the ongoing work of the cafe
  • allow families to access our safe space on a regular basis without a financial worry
  • allows us to give away free food to those who may be struggling financially for any reason (maternity pay sucks!)

We don’t ask for proof of income, we do trust that the scheme is not abused. We do REGULARLY encourage people to ask and we also exercise our discretion from time to time.

If you would like to ask any questions about this scheme or talk in confidence about how it may help you please send us a DM on Facebook or email us at 

If you would like to contribute you can do so via Paypal: or ask us for bank details. We also accept card / cash payments at the Cafe.

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If you are a regular attender and supporter of the Owl Tree Children’s Café please consider signing up to Easy Fundraising and selecting us as your cause.

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We are delighted that we have secured funding from The North of Tune Combined authority, UK Govt and Levelling up to deliver a 1st class volunteer training programme here at the Owl Tree cafe. We have secured funding to recruit and train a bank of voluntary staff to help run our community cafe but will whom receive invaluable training and certification which in turn will improve their employability.
With training areas in early years play and communication, food handling and preparation & allergen training, customer services, confidence building, paediatric 1st aid and safeguarding training and more this is a training scheme that offers a great deal to all participants. Work around kids and part time work; we ask for your voluntary time helping us in the cafe “building the nest” in exchange for a wealth of training and experience.
Interested or know someone who may be? Please contact Amelia at

How to get in touch and find us

The Owl Tree Children's Cafe
Former Coxlodge Methodist Church, Kenton RD / John St, NE3 3XH.

Call: 07536 060 607

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Free Car Park On-site

10 mins walk from Wansbeck Road Metro Station

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